Slow Confirmations Could Hamper Labor Department Action

Jan. 10, 2018, 3:51 PM

A restart of the process to confirm some of President Donald Trump’s nominees for Labor Department posts threatens to further delay the agency’s plans to reverse lingering policies from the Obama administration.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee postponed a Jan. 11 vote to advance four critical DOL nominees for full floor consideration. The committee last year advanced the nominees in a party-line vote, but the full Senate didn’t vote on the quartet. That forced the White House to restart the confirmation process.

Patrick Pizzella, Trump’s pick for deputy labor secretary, and DOL Wage and Hour Division administrator ...

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